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COVID-19: Wales eases restrictions again – but full unlock still in weeks despite lowest case rate in UK | UK News

Wales has eased restrictions on coronavirus further, with up to six people now allowed to meet inside homes or holiday accommodation.

Saturday’s move to Level 1 also means that organized indoor events for up to 1,000 people seated or 200 people standing can take place.

Legal restrictions on the number of people who can gather outside have also been lifted, and up to 30 children from organizations such as the Brownies and Boy Scouts can attend residential centers during the summer.

Ice rinks can also reopen.

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Employers, meanwhile, will be required to provide staff with full information on their COVID risk assessment and mitigation measures.

British nations are making their own decision on coronavirus restrictions and Wales will drop to level 0 on August 7 if conditions allow.

This would mean that life would return “very significantly to what it was before the coronavirus pandemic”, according to Prime Minister Mark Drakeford.

Limits on indoor and outdoor group sizes will end and all businesses – including nightclubs – will be able to reopen.

But unlike the last stage of England’s foreclosure plan, which takes effect July 19, the advice to work from home “as far as possible” will remain and face coverings will still be a legal requirement indoors – except in reception areas.

Wales has the lowest coronavirus rate of any UK country, according to the latest Office for National Statistics survey, with 1 in 360 people believed to have been infected at the end of last week.

Its vaccination rate is also one of the highest in the world – 75% of adults are fully vaccinated and 90% have received at least one dose.

Despite this success, the Prime Minister said this week that “there is still a risk that this third wave of the pandemic will cause real damage”.

In the UK, cases have increased dramatically in recent weeks, with nearly 52,000 reported on Friday – two days before most …

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